RelayHealth Earns e-Prescribing Accreditation

RelayHealth, a provider of healthcare connectivity services, has achieved full accreditation with the e-Prescribing Accreditation Program (ePAP) from the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC).  This accreditation demonstrates the operational integrity of companies that use e-prescribing by ensuring compliance with HIPAA regulations, accommodation of industry standards, and proper use of relevant formats.

“We are pleased that our electronic and fax-based prescribing transactions have passed EHNAC’s rigorous ePAP accreditation process,” said Jeff Felton, president of RelayHealth’s Pharmacy Solutions.  “The accreditation is a seal of approval that underscores RelayHealth’s strong commitment to industry data standards and privacy and security of prescription data and processing.”

EHNAC evaluated RelayHealth’s electronic prescribing and fax-based prescribing transactions in the areas of confidentiality enforcement, level-of-service and escalation procedures, outcome-related metrics, security infrastructures and the ability to comply with industry-standard data formats.

RelayHealth provides network and claims processing connectivity services that add value and efficiency to more than 90 percent of the nation’s retail pharmacies.  The company processes more than 70 percent of all retail pharmacy prescriptions including Medicare Part D claims equivalent to nearly 11 billion pharmacy transactions annually.  RelayHealth’s claims editing services are performed before and after adjudication and saved retail pharmacies more than $2.3 billion in 2008.

[Posted by Peter DeHaan for AnswerStat magazine, a medical healthcare publication from Peter DeHaan Publishing Inc.]